Fall Salad Recipe
In today’s culture of fast food and ready-made meals, we often do not eat enough raw vegetables. The longer a vegetable is cooked, the more nutrients are killed, so it is very important to eat raw veggies on a regular basis in order to get the vitamins and minerals that we all need. The best way to do this is through salads. We know that salads can be a bit boring, so it is important to change them up and add ingredients other than just vegetables! Adding fruit, nuts, seeds, quinoa, rice, and/or goat cheese is a good way to make a salad delicious. Here is a recipe that I like to use for a nice fall salad:
Strawberries, chopped (you can also use blackberries, raspberries, or blueberries)
Pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
Beets, chopped (I use organic Love Beets that come already cooked)
Chicken, cooked/grilled and sliced (optional)
Goat cheese (optional)
1. Chop all ingredients and place them all on a bed of spinach. (Remember: pretty salads are more fun to eat!)
2. Prepare the quinoa, following the instructions on the bag. I usually use organic chicken bone broth instead of water and 3 cloves of garlic (minced) for every cup of quinoa. Sprinkle the goat cheese on top of the quinoa, if desired.
3. Apply dressing. I usually use Primal Kitchen dressings (made with Avocado Oil) and I really like the Balsamic Vinaigrette and the Vegan Ranch, but they have many more delicious options, as well!